It is not uncommon to have back
pain after breast reduction or breast or abdominal procedure due to often times
it is simply uncomfortable and your positioning is different for a few weeks
after surgery. Typically, as patient’s
recover, this tends to resolve on its own.
Check in with your board-certified plastic surgeon as well. I hope this information is helpful to
you. Best of luck!
Back pain can occur after a breast reduction. This can be secondary to positioning when you lie down. It also can occur as a result of changing the way you lift things or be active right after surgery.
It is not unusual to experience back pain following a breast reduction. The pain, howver, should be less than your pre-op state. The purpose of a breast reduction is two fold. First, reduction of the gland sould lead to an abatement of your symptoms, ie back, neck, shoulder pain. Next, the breast shape should improve with a smaller, rounder and lifted breast. Hope this helps. Good luck, Dr. PG
Back pain is quite common after breast reduction. Keep in mind that you were on your back, on an operating table for quite a few hours! If it persists, you should be worked up by the appropriate physicians but generally it improves within a few weeks.